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One of my favorite summer meals
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Fawteen    Posted 08-20-2003 at 12:32:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cucumber 'n Onion sammiches.

Peel a couple medium-sized cukes, slice 'em in about 1/4" slices. Do the same to a tennis-ball sized onion.

Getcha a widemouth quart jar. Fill it with alternate layers of cuke and onion slices. Take about a cup of CIDER vinegar (not the white stuff), a half cup of water, 2 heaping teaspoons of sugar, and a good dollop of salt and pepper. Mix it all together, and pour over the jarful of cukes until it's full to the top. Screw the cover on and set it in the fridge, overnight if you can wait that long, or at least a couple of hours to let the cukes marinate.

Toast ya up a couple slices of bread (homemade is best) slather some real butter on it, and a layer of cuke slices and a layer of onion slices (drained, so the bread don't get soggy).

That'll make ya lick plumb up behind yer ears!

ShepFL    Posted 08-20-2003 at 19:37:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now that sounds GOOD!

I also like to do the following:
Get some fresh cream corn approx 1 qt.
pkg of favorite bacon
3-4 ripe tomatoes

fry up the bacon until it is just done, (I don't like mine crunchy)
remove bacon from frying pan and chop into bits
add fresh cream corn and a little milk to bacon grease and cook until hot, stir frequently and add milk or butter as needed to prevent scorching.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Slice maters into even slices
Add bacon to cream corn and mix real well, cook until bacon is warm

get a casserole pan and put a layer of bacon/corn, top with maters. Continue alternating until you run out of corn. Top off with layer of maters. Throw in the oven for 30 min. at 350.

When done serve it up. Also makes a easy salad dish for picnics. Round here we call it Dad's mater pie.

KellyGa    Posted 08-20-2003 at 13:03:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man, now I am HOWNGRY! MMMMMmmm I do that with cucumbers chunked. Never ried with onions. I also like to add pepper to the mix before letting it set up.

Man if I    Posted 08-20-2003 at 12:39:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
tried that I'd have enuff GAS ta run ever tractor in town... :^)

Suzy Q    Posted 08-20-2003 at 14:37:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am laughing out loud mr/ms (

I have heard that some people do get gas but
your comment is so funny...

I hear that the English Cucumbers do not do
that... Have you tried those? :)

Clipper    Posted 08-20-2003 at 14:41:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tried them when I was in London....werked me even worse than Mexican water... :^)

Suzy Q    Posted 08-20-2003 at 14:44:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gee that is too bad... Have you ever tried
to use baby zuccini? It is pretty good raw
mixed with tomatoes and sweet red onions also.

Well I guess that if you ever need to be
cleaned out, you know what to eat... hehe

Fawteen    Posted 08-20-2003 at 12:54:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
(Burp) Pardon me, (Rrrrraaaaaaaaaaappppp!) what did you (beeeelllllllch) say?

Heh,heh,heh...    Posted 08-20-2003 at 13:13:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOT more to it than that ahm afraid....:^)

Red Dave    Posted 08-20-2003 at 12:37:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds purty good, but lately I've been playing vacuum cleaner with all the tomatoes I can get out of the garden. Nothin' goes down like a fresh from the garden tomatoe.

Suzy Q    Posted 08-20-2003 at 14:41:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey RED.... I enjoy mixing Tomatoes and also
the Cucumber with sweet red onion, just salt
and pepper... with Parsley.

It makes a very delicious meal in one...

Fawteen    Posted 08-20-2003 at 12:53:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd be right next to ya, if I could get a tamater ripe before frost around here.

If I ever get around to building my greenhouse, maybe...

Ya ever try...    Posted 08-20-2003 at 12:40:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
fried green maters? To die for! :^) Clipper

Red Dave    Posted 08-20-2003 at 12:44:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've tried them, can't say I liked 'em. I'm RED Dave, I like red cars, trucks, tractors and necks, I prefer my tomatoes to be ripe.

Suzy Q    Posted 08-20-2003 at 14:46:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey RED.... so is that what kinda neck.. hehe

Greg VT    Posted 08-20-2003 at 13:32:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
The way to eat them is like this.

In your favorite cast pan cook up a few slices of bacon. Whilst they are cooking slice yourself some 1/4" slices of green tomato. Flop the slices around in a bowl of your favorite breading. You can do the whole egg wash thing if you want but I usually just dip em in milk and roll em in some Italian bread crumbs. Take the bacon outa the pan when it's just like you like it and throw them breaded tomato slices right in that hot bacon grease Whilst them tomatos is cooking toast yerself up a couple pieces of some good bread. Spread your favorite condiment on that bread, I'm kinda partial to a garlic/mayo concoction. Add some lettuce and whatever else ya might enjoy. When them tomatos are nice and brown and starten to soften up a little take outa the pan, drain em on a paper towel for a minute, plop em on top of that pile a goodies ya got going add the bacon and have at it.

I never used to like them damn things either till I had em this way.

Well jest...    Posted 08-20-2003 at 13:16:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
fry em up at ....night....then ya can't tell whut color dey are... :^) Not all things greene are bad ya know :^0 .... :^)

paynts    Posted 08-20-2003 at 13:05:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fawteen I make that too but we add a few dollops of mayo to the mix. Sometimes also some slices of tomato.
I never tried them on toast-believe I will do that-thanks.

Aprille    Posted 08-21-2003 at 04:22:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I gotta say I LOVE fried green tomatoes!! Actually got the book so I could have the exact recipe!! I have to admit lots of the things everyone mentioned sound yummy but in the summer you will find I am a total salad slave! Give me some celery, lettuce, scallions and some feta and I am SUCH a happy camper. I start on heavier fare during the Fall when the temps start to drop. Since I keep the house at 65 all winter..yes we are make sure our meals are especially hearty..We don't seem to have to many colds from the New England winters..must be doin somethin right..i hope..heeheehee

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